Month: March 2013

Judge-Executive Randy Thompson removed from office

Mosley to serve as judge, Mullins returns to EMS By Karen Jones Cody One step at a time, change is coming to Knott County government. On Monday, the Knott County Fiscal Court voted to give magistrate Jamie Mosley the county’s…

Senior citizens hit hard by cutbacks in county government

The final day of the Senior Games, a competitive event which brings residents from surrounding counties to the Sportsplex each spring, will be held this year in May. Pictured are members of Knott County’s 2008 Senior Games team.

    By Karen Jones Cody When Eva Huff talks about the senior citizens who are suffering the effects of the county’s reduction in funding, her eyes fill with tears. Huff has been the director of Knott County’s Human Services Center and…

KCCHS: success at state tourney

Knott County Central finished the 2013 season strong as they advanced into the quarter-finals of the state tournament. The Patriots finished the season with a sparkling 30-6 record. “It was another great year. I am so proud of the kids…

Gov. being pressured on religious freedom bill

By BEN FINLEY Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear is being pressured from both sides of a controversial bill that would strengthen legal protections for religious freedom in Kentucky. Civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union…

Legislature okays raising dropout age

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky students would be barred from dropping out of school before they’re 18 years old under legisla- tion passed by the Legislature on Monday. The Senate voted 33-5 late Monday afternoon for final passage. That vote…

The awkward antique show

By Jordan Thomas Hall There are two antique shows that I annually attend: The Virginia Highlands Festival in summer and The Bluegrass Trust Antique and Garden Show in spring. As you could imagine there was a great deal of anticipation…

Good job, Patriots!

By Rick Hall Okay, so my fantasy of the Patriots winning the State Championship was a wash, but they did play well in Lexington. I as proud as a peacock to be an alumnus of KCC. As young as this…

Knott Health & Rehabilitation Center News

Hello, from the staff and residents here at Knott County Health & Rehabilitation Center. March weather continues to be unpredictable — warm enough for short sleeves one day and cold the next. We can’t wait for the warm weather to…

Carrie Community News

By Sylvia Combs Hello, readers — we hope all is well with everyone, but we do have many friends and neighbors that are dealing with serious health problems. We hope you will remember these people in your prayers and all…

State bound!

Carr Creek speech students did an amazing job by placing second overall in the region (only four points from first place). All of the students qualified for state competition. Special thanks to the team’s coaches, Chasity Childers and Tiffany Amburgey.…